These are the words I heard a few months ago from one of my beloved Trainees…
They sort of got out of his mouth (with a big question mark at the end) following my probing if, by any, but by any chance, he had been doing his workout while away from home.
You see, whenever any of my Trainees wishes, in case they go away, I give them a handout with the prescribed exercises, numbers of repetitions and sets, and comments how on earth they should do them. Now, oftentimes, when they leave Sedona for a longer time, I’d do sessions with them using the Internet: I’d prepare a session especially for them, fire it their way, wait for the comments how (s)he “survived” the assault, and based on that, prepare the next plot, fire it their way… You get the idea. And I can also see them exercising on Skype, if they wish. I’d nag them, e-mail them, call them, doing all what is possible at my end to have the session (or sessions) happening at their end.
However, sometimes, the thing called “life” gets in their way and – no matter my efforts – they do not do their training. I cannot do much more at that point. Medicine is helpless. We reset the situation back to zero, so to speak, and start anew. One step at a time, one movement at a time and one session (with me in my Studio or on their own - wherever in the world they are) at a time.
So, coming back to my Trainee: He went away. He got super-trouper busy. The thing called “life” got in his way. The three sessions I had prepared for him in advance did not happen. Naturally, he is aware that I am aware that he does not have a dog in his household. So, when I asked, with that special look in my eye: “Did… your dog eat that handout I had given you before you left?”, he knew he could NOT, possibly, blame it on his dog/rabbit/friendly snake/homey tarantula/Greg the Lizard. Nope. So, he looked at me with that sparkle of the last hope in his eye and cheerfully answered/questioned: “Ahem… I think my wife ate that???...”.
Yey. I smiled back with full understanding. Because, you know, life does happen. And we just need to focus and keep going.
So, I do know you do what possible to keep exercising and keep staying healthy and in shape. By now, I am sure you know I do whatever possible in this Galaxy so you stay healthy and in shape. Now, what we do need in here is to truly commit to the goals at hand, repetitively. Even if it gets hard, even if it happens that we do skip a session or we have that Margarita (yummy, don’t get me started!...). ;-) Just accept that it happened and calmly, but persistently, come back on the track. Like my Trainee: You know what? Since then, he has been travelling a lot (losing weight in the meantime, gaining strength and flexibility) and he never-ever let anyone eat his homework again!!!! J Stay Fit-Fit, and remember, I am always rooting for you!